Pompoms are decorative balls or tuft of fibrous material. They come in a variety of colors, sizes, and a wide array of materials, including cotton, wool, plastic, paper, glitter, thread, etc. You would be surprised to know that the word ‘pompom’ has come from the French word ‘pompon’, dating back to the 18th century. But these softballs have managed to amaze people to the present day due to their flare and colorful availability. In Montessori classes, teachers use pompoms to develop children’s fine motor and sensory skills. Woolly pompoms can be recycled and make a great supply for any class projects, gift items, festive or birthday decorations. Moreover, working with them does not involve much mess or hard work.

Creative and Fun pompom craft ideas for toddlers

Here you can find some pompom craft ideas that you can easily do with your kids and spend some together.

Pompom Sheep

Kids love Shaun, the animated sheep character from the TV series and movie. Help them make one of their own with pompoms to play with friends or by themselves.

  • Pompom maker
  • Googly eyes
  • Black pipe cleaners
  • Sticky dots
  • Scissors
How to make:
  • Wrap the yarn around the pompom maker and make the sheep’s body and head.
  • Draw sheep’s head on the black craft foam and then cut it out.
  • Stick the googly eyes and the head to the pompom.
  • Fold the two pipe cleaners in halves and twist them together for the legs. Then tie them gently with the pompoms.
  • Once the pipe cleaners are pushed inside, fold their ends to make your sheep’s feet.

Pompom Christmas Tree:

In West Covina, CA playschools, students make this craft during Christmas time.

  • Styrofoam cone
  • Scissors
  • Green yarn
  • White glue
  • Pompoms
How to make:
  • First, make a hole on the top of the cone and fill it up with glue.
  • Wrap the green yarn around the cone from top to bottom.
  • Stick the pompoms all around the tree
  • Take a big yellow color pompom to make the star at the top of the tree.

Pompom Hot Cocoa Mug Craft:

Kids love having hot cocoa, so Montessori teachers allow them to prepare their hot cocoa mugs using pompoms.

  • Ribbon
  • Brown and red paper
  • White pompoms
  • Glue
  • Scissors
How to make:
  • Ask your kids to draw some chocolate mugs on red or green paper. You can take computer printouts also.
  • Draw an oval shape on the brown paper for hot cocoa. Cut them in shape.
  • Stick the pompoms on the top to make them look like marshmallows.
  • Take a piece of ribbon and make a bow.
  • Not stick the bow under the brown paper as a decoration on the mug.

Pompoms are widely available in various colors, so kids enjoy working with these colorful softballs. You can start with these easy craft ideas and encourage your kids to think creatively and make something on their own.